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School Therapist & Liasion

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We Believe In the Power of Potential.

We believe that expertise and compassion promote healing, that flexibility creates potential, and that an investment in our employees in an investment in a stronger community.

“I can’t imagine a more rewarding career for myself than being a school therapist … creating a safe space for kids and helping them learn the social emotional skills needed for success. All with the amazing support of my supervisor, who is also a practicing therapist!”

– Brad Robinson, LMSW, School Therapist

School Therapist & Liaison Positions

We currently have openings in Forest Hills, Delton, North Muskegon and Wayland!

Pine Rest is a world-class behavioral healthcare hub offering the full continuum of mental health care and addiction treatment from our 220-acre main campus in Grand Rapids, plus telehealth and outpatient locations throughout the region. And we’re working with regional schools to provide onsite therapists!

If you are looking for a place where you can work with kids in the school environment, be connected to a diverse and skilled multi-disciplinary team of over 800 professional colleagues and have the support and flexibility to build the career and work-life balance you want—your future begins here.

Our Kids Need Support

Pine Rest partners with local K-12 school districts in a program called District Liaison for Behavioral Health (DLBH) to improve communication and coordination for the mental and behavioral health needs of students, families, teachers and staff. We’re looking for full and part time clinical therapists who want to contribute to student success and wellbeing.

Contact us today!

Call, email or complete the form to let us know you’re interested.

DLBH Roles

School Liaison: Identify mental health and behavioral health needs of students and connect them with treatment and resources; provide crisis intervention for staff; and provide limited therapy for students.

School Therapist: Full clinical therapy caseload and some group work. 

Access to a community of caring professionals and the complete continuum of care.

When you need to refer your kids or staff to a higher level of care, you’ll have access to inpatient, partial hospitalization, psychiatric urgent care, testing and assessment, substance use services, and more.

Plus, you’ll be connected to a diverse and skilled multi-disciplinary team of over 800 professional colleagues at Pine Rest including psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice professionals, registered nurses, social workers, and professional counselors.

Perfect if you need reduced summer hours.

DLBH positions are usually off during school-year breaks and have a reduced summer schedule with full pay and benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life, retirement benefits, and more. We also invest in your professional growth with an annual allowance and PTO days for professional education.

What Our Therapists Say...

“I love working as a School Therapist through Pine Rest at Hopkins High School. It’s so rewarding to be part of school community. This positions offers a unique opportunity to provide therapy to students, who otherwise may not have access to mental health care, and to work with the school to increase mental health awareness and create a supportive environment for students. I also enjoy a supportive community of fellow Pine Rest School therapists that provide support and consultation so I always feel like a valued member of the team.”

-Grace Fryling, LMSW

Comprehensive Benefits

Competitive Salary

Competitive sign-on bonuses, compensation, and easy-to-earn bonus opportunities.

Insurance Coverage

A full suite of insurance coverages including two health plans*, dental, vision, and life.

Competitive Time Off

Generous PTO for full and part-time in addition to PTO for Professional Education opportunities

Retirement Options

403(b) retirement plan (similar to a 401K but for non-profit organizations) which allows for employer and employee pre-tax contributions

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition assistance toward degrees that support role or growth at Pine Rest

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and household members can receive free therapy, counseling & elder care consultation, discounts on financial & legal consultations, and more.